What Andrej Nestrasil Will Add to the Carolina Hurricanes After Waiver Claim

November 20th, 2014 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

Andrej Nestrasil, 23, is riding the most productive and successful eight-month stretch of his hockey career.

Thursday, he was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes off of waivers from the Detroit Red Wings.

Saturday, he'll make his 'Canes debut in Colorado.

A third-round draft pick in 2009, Nestrasil spent several years in the depths of the Red Wings organization before exploding onto the NHL radar last spring in Grand Rapids. The Czech Republic native scored 15 points (nine goals and six assists) in his final 15 regular-season appearances for the AHL Griffins then added six points in 10 playoff appearances.

Nonetheless, Nestrasil entered September's NHL training camp with low expectations. Following a five-point performance in six preseason games (the second most on the team), however, Nestrasil made Detroit's roster as a complete dark horse.

He said to team reporter Bill Roose at the time:

I’ve done the most I could during camp. If I stay here and play with the Red Wings or if I’m going to go down and play 20 minutes a game in Grand Rapids I’m sti ...

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